A (Nearly) Native’s Guide to This Weekend (4/25 – 4/27)

Long week? Forget your weekday blues and rejoice! For it is the weekend and yet again Nashville does not disappoint with it’s variety of options to ensure that the (nearly) natives will not be at a loss for things to do. Here’s the weekend ahead:

FRIDAY, April 25, 2014

  • Foster the People with St. Lucia at Ryman Auditorium at 8pm (SOLD OUT) – If you failed to get tickets these both acts are worth the Craigslist or StubHub splurge. Seriously.
  • The Weeks at Soulshine Pizza at 1pm – surprise!
  • Slightly Stoopid with Marachi El Bronx and The Expanders at Marathon Music Works at 7pm 9 ($25 ADV/ $30 DOS) – Quality show, quality venue, sweet little Friday night. FYI this show is 18 and up!
  • Katie Herzig Record Release with Amy Stroup & Lovers Electric at Mercy Lounge at 8pm ($15 – $20) – Support local music and check out these ladies and their catchy indie/electropop tunes.
  • Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaries with DeRobert and The Half-truths at Exit/In at 8pm ($18 ADV/$20 DOS) – Exit/In is going to be bursting at the seams with soul. It’ll be real good. REAL good.
  • Kevin Nealon (2 shows & Saturday) at Zanies Nashville ($25)
  • Steve Moakler at 3rd & Lindsley at 9:30pm ($10) – In the mood for some catchy acoustic tunes? Need a great idea for a date? Check out this local Singer/songwriter.

SATURDAY, April 26, 2014

  • Nashville Rock N’ Roll Marathon at 7am (FREE) – Chances are that if you’ve lived in the Music City for any marginal period of time you probably know someone that’s involved in the race. Find a comfy spot along the race route and enjoy the beautiful morning!
  • Franklin Main Street Festival at Downtown Franklin from 10am to 10pm (FREE) – Hundreds of vendors for families and friends alike to enjoy. Franklin’s Main Street is also quite possibly the most charming downtown in Middle Tennessee. Worth make the drive down south if you live in the city!
  • Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame Battle of the Corporate Bands at Exit/In at 11:30am ($10) – Celebrating musicians with day jobs. Finals are in September. Might be worth a Saturday afternoon!
  • Art for Sale at Arrington Vineyards from 5pm to 9pm (FREE)
  • We are Nashville Festival: A Benefit for Relay for Life at 12th and Porter at 7pm ($6) – Live music for a good cause. Feel better about your time and money well spent!
  • Kevin Costner and Modern West w/ Lily Costner at War Memorial Auditorium at 7:30pm – Kevin Costner playing some pretty excellent country music. Yes, Dances with Wolves, that one.
  • Guilty Pleasures at 3rd & Lindsley at 8pm ($15) – Do you miss the days when MTV played music videos and not Teen Mom repeats? Pull out your old scrunchies and acid wash wrangler jeans. This is the place.
  • The Boom Bap at The 5 Spot – Dance until you can’t feel your feet anymore!

SUNDAY, April 27, 2014

  • Meat Ya in Centennial Park at Centennial Park from 11am to 4pm (FREE; $10 ADV/$15 DOS for sampler wristband) – Meat and vegetarian options available with family friendly activities!
  • Franklin Main Street Festival at Downtown Franklin from 12pm to 6pm (FREE)
  • Haim with Special Guest at Cannery Ballroom at 9pm (SOLD OUT) – Hope you got your tickets because this Indie Pop girl band is making some major waves. This nearly native Nashvillian will be there!
  • Switchfoot with Kopecky Family Band at War Memorial Auditorium at 8pm ($31) – A little pop, a little rock n’ roll + an energetic show = A highly entertaining Sunday night.
  • William Fitzsimmons with Leif Vollebekk at Exit/In at 8pm ($12 ADV/$15 DOS) – If you love indie folk, there’s not a better way to close our your weekend.
  • John Oates with Pat and Jame McLaughlin presented by Lightning 100 at 3rd & Lindsley at 8pm ($18)

Don’t get overwhelmed, Nashville always has options! The locals will certainly not be at a loss for things to do this weekend. Get in on the action!

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